Stephanie Holden

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In Space, U.S. and Russia Friendship Untethered

WASHINGTON — Even as the U.S. and Russian governments engage in a Cold War-esque, diplomatic tit-for-tat, the countries’ space agencies are forging towards a future in the final frontier.<p>Roscosmos and NASA announced plans Wednesday to pioneer the Deep Space Gateway program, part of a long-term …

A growing threat could kill 10 million people by 2050, but one company thinks it can stop it

After years of abuse in people and animals — with doctors practically doling them out like candy and farmers stirring them into animal feed — antibiotics have virtually stopped working. In January, a woman died after a raging infection that failed to respond to 26 different kinds of antibiotics. …

NASA's Hubble spots "pitch black" planet lurking beyond our solar system

WASP-12b orbits a Sun-like star 1,400 light-years from Earth and is "black as fresh asphalt"<p>NASA's Hubble telescope has discovered an exoplanet that …

Astronomy

The Generals Can’t Save Us From Trump

During a recent conference in Singapore, someone asked Secretary of Defense James Mattis whether, given President Trump’s withdrawal from the Trans-Pacific Partnership and the Paris climate agreement, we were “present at the destruction” of the America-led postwar order. In a twist on a remark by …

Foreign Policy

Pentagon to answer for wasting $28 million on questionable camouflage for Afghan soldiers

WASHINGTON —The Pentagon will be called to account on Capitol Hill this week for its pricey plan to outfit Afghan soldiers in uniforms with a private-label forest camouflage scheme of dubious value in the desert country.<p>Sen. Claire McCaskill, D-Mo., fired off a letter Friday to the Pentagon about …

Military

Winning the War Against Terrorism (Again and Again)

By most measures, the U.S.-led coalition military campaign against the Islamic State in Syria (ISIS) is on the verge of yielding significant …

Middle East

Religion and World Politics part 18 - Stephen Chan

<b>Stephen Chan:</b> It’s an emo­tive term, a value-laden term, every time we men­tion Zionism. In fact, as a mod­ern doctrine—and that’s what it is, quite …

Global warming unabated: Carbon dioxide tallied 2nd-largest rise on record last year

As President Trump announced the U.S. withdrawal from the landmark Paris climate agreement last week, federal scientists reported 2016 tallied the second-largest rise in atmospheric carbon dioxide ever recorded.<p>Carbon dioxide is the "greenhouse" gas scientists say is most responsible for global …

Climate Change

Milky Way’s loner status is upheld

If the Milky Way exists in the biggest cosmic void ever observed, that could solve a puzzling mismatch between ways to measure how fast the universe …

World's Most Sensitive Dark Matter Detector Gives Its First Results

After three years of construction, the world's most sensitive dark matter experiment is online, and scientists report that the detector is operating as designed.<p>The XENON1T detector hasn't found any dark matter particles yet, but it has carried out a 30-day science run, and project scientists are …

NASA Released Its Software for Free. Here's What You Need to Download.

Who Doesn’t Like Free Stuff?<p>NASA has just released its 2017-2018 software catalog, and everything is available for free download, without any royalty …